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Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum, Karakol
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Learn about a great Russian geographer who first described Central Asia when you visit Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum, a neo-classical single-story building detailing the life of the explorer who died of typhoid fever on the shores of Issyk-Kul. Opened in 1957, the museum features sketches of local peoples, engravings, and books with details of Przhevalsky's expeditions shown on a bas relief map of Central Asia. A huge globe, an armillary sphere, and a stuffed horse, presumably having belonged to the scientist, are among top exhibits. A live horse is kept in a museum yard under white birch trees. The balcony offers a scenic panorama of nearby ponds. Przhevalsky is buried in the museum's courtyard. Add Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum and other attractions to your Karakol trip itinerary using our Karakol trip generator.
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  • A small museum with somewhat tired exhibits, but very well worth visiting. Good display of items from when he was exploring the area, and a sense of how the great game played out. 
  • My friends from Karakol, where we stopped for a few days, decided to take a trip and see the Museum of Przhevalsky and look at the monument, where he was buried. In the city centre we boarded the bus and left near the Museum. The road took 15 minutes. We had 6 people and we decided to order a guided tour so interesting. A young woman told us about his life and death, all of his campaigns, watched them on the map that hangs in a museum. Her story was very interesting and impressed us about the life and travels of this person. We were satisfied with. Very nicely made a monument in his honor. The truth, be careful near the monument to the snake crawled. And not far from the monument we looked at a beautiful location with Lake Issyk-Kul and the mountains. This is a must see.
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  • The Museum as a museum. Some old photos, stuffed animals. But an interesting place, a monument built in the 25 anniversary of the death of the Tsarist General, which descended from the Polish nobility from the vicinity of Smolensk. On the Tomb told engrave only "Traveler". 4 trip around Asia and discover the list justifies the inscription.
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